Art for Life's Sake: Gender, Class and Victorian Cultural Philanthropy.
International 2 day symposium 16/17 November 2002
Southampton Institute, Southampton S050 7JP.
CALL FOR PAPERS by 31 July 2002 Abstracts of 200-300 words to
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Speakers include Prof. Regenia Gagnier, Prof Janice Helland, Dr Talia
Schaffer, Dr Diana Maltz, Dr Anne Anderson, Shelagh Wilson.
Ideas for contributors can be found at the web site
This symposium is to address the Victorian notion that art was a civilizing
agency. You might consider education for women in the arts; home arts;
educating others; institutions like the Kyrle Society, the Home Arts and
Industries Association, the National Trust and the WI; Settlements like
Toynbee Hall; Collection forming and bequests.
Full description can be found at www.solent.ac.uk/artandlife